Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

After the second sock gave me trouble, I did a bit of marathon knitting and was able to finish my gray socks for the Knit-A-Long after all. I got a kick out of the fact that I watched Mirror Mirror while knitting a mirrored sock; it was a better little Snow White flick than I was expecting.
I also watched Legend of the Guardians which was quite good. Finished grafting the toes during Leap Year (great romantic comedy if you’ve not seen it) and talked the husband into pausing while I ran outside to snap a couple of pics.
Gray SocksGray Socks
I like how these feel on my feet. (and no, my legs could not be any whiter. I think I could be a stunt double for Casper. Wait. Ghosts don’t need stunt doubles. I could be a body double for him. You know, in case he has really fat calves….and now I’m realizing, he doesn’t really have calves. nevermind.)

Pattern: Linaria Bipartita Socks by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering – Elegant Elephant
mine raveled here

To see what other folks have finished, check out Tami’s Amis, Wisdom begins in Wonder, and Natural Suburbia.

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I don’t say that very often, but Friday night, I gave myself a talking to and that is what I said.
I was working on my gray socks and had just realized that a heel and two pattern repeats ago, I’d started doing left cable crosses instead of right. fyi: Knitting a different pattern in between sock 1 and 2 for mirrored patterns is a brilliant idea. I had to rip out a week’s worth of knitting and would miss the end of month Knit-a-Long deadline for sure.
Linaria Bipartita Socks (pattern by Hunter Hammersen)

But, as I’d just learned that four Houston Firefighters were killed and five more injured, I decided that having to rip out knitting isn’t a real problem. I grew up in Houston and know a handful of HFD guys well. My heart goes out to all those that cared for the fallen firefighters and I pray that their memories will comfort them. I’m so sorry for their loss.

In a weird way, it made me feel a tad better to be ripping out work. As I violently ripped out row after row, it suited my mood.

Tami’s Amis
Small Things Yarn Along
Frontier Dreams

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I generally knit brightly colored socks. Brightly colored yarn just calls my name. But, every once in a while, I’m wearing an outfit that calls for gray or black socks, so I needed to knit some. I mentioned this to Hunter Hammersen one day via her blog and she voted gray. I also mentioned my plan to Bonita (the soon to be owner of the Zombie socks) and she said, “I think I recall you knitting some black socks at some point and hating it enough that even I was scarred….don’t you think that means something?”
It does. If Bonita and Hunter both vote gray, then gray socks I shall have!
Pattern: Linaria Bipartita Socks by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering
Colorway: Elegant Elephant
If you have yet to buy Hunter’s most recent book, there’s still a discount and free pattern special if you go buy it right this second! What are you waiting for?!? There’s a great group of folks doing a Knit-a-Long on ravelry soon and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

Ps. To see what other folks are working on, go check out Tami’s Amis and Frontier Dreams and Small Things.

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